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Video of Gaylord Nelson

Earth Day 1990

Gaylord Nelson: the Apostle Isalnds and the St. Croix River

This clip is part of "Gaylord Nelson: A Profile," which aired on Wisconsin Public Television (WHA-TV) in March 1990. Host: Dave Iverson. Producer/ Writer: Mark Weller. Videographer/ Editor: Jim Erskine

Running time: 1 minute 50 seconds

Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society

One of the most cherished legacies Gaylord Nelson left to the state of Wisconsin was winning federal protection for some of the state's most beloved landscapes. This video clip describes his fight for the creation of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and for the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

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